Exhibitions

On View

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Architectural Ethnography: Atelier Bow-Wow

Atelier Bow-Wow investigates the living condition of people through various fieldwork and design practices. They observe architecture and its environments from a behaviorological point of view and always invent unique visual representations specific to the subject and scope at hand, like the book Graphic Anatomy (Toto, 2007). Their interests…

exhibition dates: JAN 17 – MAR 5, 2017

Past Exhibitions

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The Midtown Beat

2016 Urban Land Institute Hines Competition Winning Submission The Midtown Beat is the 2016 Urban Land Institute Hines Student Competition Winner based in Atlanta, Georgia. The project draws from Atlanta’s rich cultural and economic history to ensure its continued place as the primary hub of…

exhibition dates: NOV 1 – DEC 23, 2016

Alex Krieger, Curator

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The Kid Gets Out of the Picture at the GSD

The vocabulary of early nineteenth-century picturesque landscape architecture is almost entirely alien to contemporary ears. Clumps, lumps, masses, groups, belts, hollows—these are a few of a vast catalog of objects that once belonged to design and have long since been absorbed into colloquial ubiquity. While…

exhibition dates: OCT 27 – DEC 23, 2016

Andrew Holder, Curator

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Responsive Topography Fluvial Landscapes

  The Responsive Environments and Artifacts Lab at the Harvard Graduate School of Design conducts research that examines the potential of responsive technologies across a variety of scales. An area of research examining systems at the territorial scale, focuses on the manipulation of indeterminate land…

exhibition dates: OCT 27 – DEC 23, 2016

Bradley Cantrell and Jeremy Hartley, Curators

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Inhabiting Java’s Volcanic

Jakarta epitomizes and defies the definition of a megacity. The capital of Southeast Asia’s largest economy and the world’s second most populated metropolitan area appears as an agglomeration of villages, stretched across the 21st century mutation of a colonial entrepot. Interconnected with he interior of…

exhibition dates: SEP 12 – NOV 15, 2016

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Happening Now: Historiography in the Making

If we were to accept that “history” is contingent upon the depth and breadth of one’s point of view, where would the writing of history begin? What would it aim for? What would be its evidence? How would the validity of its iconic examples…

exhibition dates: SEP 7 – OCT 17, 2016

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Towards a Critical Pragmatism: Contemporary Architecture in China

From the last decades of the twentieth century leading up to today, much attention has been paid to the expedient strategies that have driven construction activities in China. Distinct from the shortsighted operations, an experimental phase in Chinese architecture emerged in the early 1990s. Independent…

exhibition dates: AUG 24 – OCT 14, 2016

Xiangning Li, Curator

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Alpine Shelter, Skuta, Slovenia

Peak House is modular mountaineering shelter – a bivouac – constructed for a remote site in the Slovenian Alps.  Such shelters pepper the Alps across Europe, serving as much-needed outposts from harsh winds, snow conditions, and treacherous terrains. The project was an international collaboration between…

exhibition dates: APR 4 – AUG 21, 2016

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Commencement 2016

  Each year we celebrate the achievements of the GSD’s graduating class by gathering an exhibition of their work. Although it only provides a glimpse of what these amazing groups of students have created during their studies at Harvard, this exhibition nonetheless presents numerous exemplary…

exhibition dates: MAY 30 – AUG 15, 2016

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Light Hive

by Aziz Barbar (MDes ’16) & Akshay Goyal (MDes ’16) LIGHT HIVE is a continuous series of investigations that explore notions of form, space and shadows informed through experiments in computational design and materiality. These explorations employ light and surface as mediums in constant negotiation with…

exhibition dates: APR 22 – MAY 20, 2016

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Platform 8: An Index of Design & Research

Platform 8 catalogs a curated selection of work generated in the past year at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design. Alongside final products of design education, Platform 8 places particular emphasis on collecting and documenting the people and artifacts that shape research-driven design practices.

exhibition dates: MAR 21 – MAY 13, 2016

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Interior Matters

Loosely associated with the spring semester’s Symposium on Architecture, the three architects of Interior Matters utilize methods, media, and models for projecting architecture with respect to interior and matter. Kiel Moe, Associate Professor of Architecture and Energy, Co-Director, Master in Design Studies program, and Co-Director,…

exhibition dates: MAR 28 – MAY 13, 2016

Kiel Moe, Curator

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Twelve Instigations for a Becoming Middle East

Amalgamating the work of twelve students from various programs, different years, and diverse backgrounds, this exhibition addresses the circumstances confronting the Middle East at a critical time in its history. The student work addresses the region in its present condition, examining pivotal issues that impact…

exhibition dates: MAR 7 – MAY 13, 2016